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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA.    Read More

Five Top Tips for... Wedding Day Music

Your guests are likely to remember two key things from your wedding: the food and the music! Make sure you hit the right notes on your big day by following our top tips...

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Planning an ‘At Home Reception’ following your Destination Wedding

Destination Weddings are proving increasingly popular – what could be better than getting married at a spectacular location and inviting the people you love most to join you? While these weddings are romantic, unique and memorable, the travel and time commitment involved in attending may well mean that some of your nearest and dearest won’t be able to join you. How do you celebrate your marriage with the friends and family members who couldn’t be there on the big day itself? Here’s our guide to ‘At Home Receptions’…

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Wedding Food: Catering for Guests with Special Dietary Requirements

A bride-to-be’s refusal to cater for her vegan guests lit up a wedding discussion board recently, with some commenters agreeing with her position, and others arguing that if someone is important enough to you to be invited to your wedding, then they ought to be catered for. At The National Piping Centre, we believe that serving delicious food is an essential part of any wedding celebration, and with more than 15 years’ experience of creating dream wedding days, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cater for specific dietary requirements. Here’s how to deliver a wedding breakfast that ensures all of your guests leave with wonderful memories of your day…

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Top Tips for Wedding Guests: What to Wear

Dressing appropriately for weddings has been a hot topic recently, after an anonymous bride shared on Reddit that she had to ask a guest to leave her wedding after he showed up in full military uniform. The post attracted more than 2,000 comments, with some commenters calling her ‘dramatic’ and ‘self-centred’, while others agreed that the guest's choice of attire was inappropriate. With April right around the corner, we thought we’d share our guide on what to wear for guests to ensure you don’t make a similar fashion faux pas this wedding season…

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Essential Questions to Ask Your Wedding Celebrant

One of the bigger decisions you'll make when planning your wedding, the person you choose to be your wedding celebrant will be the one standing with you and your partner as you make your vows to one another. Our latest infographic contains a guide to the key questions you should ask before you make your mind up...

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Wedding Planning: Where to Start

For most couples, planning a wedding will involve a series of firsts. Unless you have a foot in the events industry, it’s unlikely that you’ll have had to book a venue or a professional photographer before. You might have had to arrange a bouquet of flowers to be delivered for your mum’s birthday, but it’s a whole other task to arrange flowers for you, your bridesmaids, and your venue! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the mere thought of planning your wedding, let alone actually arranging it, then let us guide you. Here’s where to start...

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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Oona Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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